Jan 22, 2013 9:00pm PST
planes lift um battery. >> economy may putting a damper on program l that lets solo drivers using plug in vehicle use the car pal lanes. state set aside 40,000 green stickers for plug in owners. it lets them use the high occupant lane until 2015 but so far only 9,000 stickers have been issued. that's in stark contrast to the joel sticker program that sold out its 8 85,000 stickers. clean air advocate say sales of plug in cars will pick up as the economy picks up. 1400 of these cars were sold in november alone. >>> in the mean time toyota prius has topple the honda civic from the 2 year reign as the best selling vehicle in the state. more than 60,000 people bought the prius last year. compares to just over 57,000 for the honda civic. third on the list is the toyota camry that sold 50,000 plus units. and the honda accord that sold nearly 49,000 units. >>> well with 49ers fever running awfully high now speed limit fans want to make a bold statement to show their allegiance so no doubt and they are proud to be among the faithful who weren't to display that pride permanently. here's wayne.
Jan 14, 2013 9:00pm PST
. president said he will negotiate spending cuts but not with the economy hanging in the balance. >> full faith credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. >>reporter: president challenge is a lot of people we talked to today had no real grasp of what it meant to raise the debt ceiling f.congress raises the debt cell what does it do. puts us more in debt. >> it allows him to borrow more money. >>reporter: half the people we talked to had no idea what the debt ceiling was. she blamed lawmakers. >> i believe honestly they make things purposely confuse to go do whatever they want. >>reporter: so if the president wants to turn up the heat on house republicans he has to make the issue clear and as bruce explains, republicans need to decide if they really want to stand their ground on this issue at the risk of economic down tivrnlt i think a lot has to do yes tea party you want to make a case is this the time to do it and right way to do it. that i think is boehner responsibility to explain that to his caucus members. my unitsing that's what he's planning to do over the nex
Jan 22, 2013 11:30am PST
was unmistakable call to action, more optimistic than 2009 when the economy was on the brink of collapse. >> preserving our individual free democrats requires collective action. >> liberals rejoice that the president's clear left turn. >> progress does not compel us to settle centuries-long debate of the role of government for all time but it does require us to act in our time. >> the second term goals the president laid out went beyond what we heard, ambitious agenda from a politician who will never run for re-election. gay rights. climate change. gun control. immigration reform. protecting medicare and social security. >> they do not make us a nation of takers. they free us to take the risks that make the country great. >> republicans say the president ignored the struggling economy or reducing the deficit but he acknowledged the ongoing partisan challenges facing washington carrying over from the first term. >> we cannot mistake absolutism for principle. or substitute spectacle for politics. or treat name-calling as reasoned debate. >> the president also signaled a shift to a
Jan 20, 2013 9:00pm PST
the hope of four years ago has been tempered by challenges the nation is facing. a stubborn economy and voters lack of confidence in washington that is mired in partisan dysfunction. senior officials said the address tomorrow will lay out his vision for the next four years. >> he is going to say our political system does not require all of our differences or settle disputes, but it is imperative that our leaders try to see common ground when it can and should exist. >> it stretched out over the long weekend. biden kicked off ahead of obama. he was sworn in by supreme court justice sotomayor. >> the president and vice president laid a wreath at arlington national cemetery and they attended services at historic black church. >> tonight it's quiet on the national mall but tomorrow about 800,000 people are expected to be on hand for president obama's ceremonial swearing in. and he'll hear his ig nug rally address for his second term. >> our coverage of the inauguration begins tomorrow at 4:00 a.m. we'll have live streaming coverage at abc7news.com starting at 6:30 in the morning. >> if